South Island Championship 2012

by Quentin Johnson

This year's event was hosted by the Otago Chess Club in Dunedin and run as part of both the Yulgilbar – Think Big Oceania Grand Prix and the Myer Tan NZ Grand Prix. The field of 31 was strengthened immensely by the participation of three overseas players from the George Trundle Masters held the previous week. GM Darryl Johansen and IM Gary Lane from Australia and IM Peng Kong Chan from Singapore made the journey down and were easily the top three seeds.
39. GM Daryl johansson,            IM gary lane,      IM pengkong.JPG
GM Darryl Johansen, IM Gary Lane and IM Peng Kong Chan at Dunedin Airport
FMs Bob Smith and Stephen Lukey were among those expected to provide close competition. Lesser known quantities were current Otago champion Bob Wansink, playing in an open event after a long layoff, 15 year old German student Thorben Koop, who had performed at 2700 then 2000 at his last two events, and former local, NM Tony Dowden making the trip over from Tasmania. Of these only Lukey and Wansink were eligible for the South Island title, with a few hopeful former champions lurking outside the top eight.

Round 1
Only two draws were conceded by the top half, though it should have been more. Canterbury junior, Tim Rains, needlessly allowed Quentin Johnson off with a perpetual, thus passing up an opportunity for an unbeatable claim to the DD Smash upset prize, while Peter Fraemohs won from a worse ending against Terry Duffield.

Round 1.7, Cooper, Nigel - Koop, Thorben
1.c3 c5 2.f4 Nc6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 e6 6.O-O b6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8.Nxc6 Bxc6 9.c4 Qd7 10.cxd5 exd5 11.d3 d4 12.Bxc6 Qxc6 13.e4 dxe3 14.Qf3 Qxf3 15.Rxf3 O-O-O 16.Rxe3 c4 17.Kf1 Bc5 18.Rf3 Ng4 19.Kg2 Rhe8 20.Nc3 Re1 21.dxc4 Rg1+ 22.Kh3 Nf2+ 23.Kh4 Be7+ 24.Kh5 g6+ 25.Kh6 Ng4+ 26.Kg7 Bf6+ 27.Kxf7 Rd7+ 28.Kf8 Nh6 29.Ne4 Rd8# 0-1

Round 2
One of the favourites fell when Chan blundered a rook in a level ending against Fraemohs. Johansen was not unduly troubled by Dowden's pawn sacrifice on top board, but Lane had to work hard on board 2 to win a drawn double rook ending against WFM Helen Milligan. Lukey conjured up a rook sacrifice to mate Dan Dolejs, while Wansink, Bob Smith and Koop rounded out the group on 2/2.

Round 2.5, Lukey, Stephen - Dolejs, Dan
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 O-O 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Ne4 N7f6 11.Nc5 Nd7 12.Bd3 g6 13.h4 N5f6 14.h5 Nxh5 15.Ne5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Qg5 17.g4 Ng7 18.f4 Qd8 19.g5 Qa5+ 20.Kf2 b6 21.Ne4 Ne8 22.Rxh7! Kxh7 23.Qh1+ Kg8 24.Qh6 f5 25.Qxg6+ Ng7 26.Nf6+ 1-0

Round 3
Against Bob Smith, Johansen was again the recipient of a pawn sacrifice - and again was able to keep the material and beat off the attack. Lane's control of d5 soon told after a Lukey error in a Sveshnikov Sicilian. Wansink's rook and pawns prevailed over Koop's two rooks in a prolonged ending, while Fraemohs stayed with the leaders after turning around a precarious king position against Johnson to win in the ending. Further down the table Milligan suffered an upset loss to Mike Roberts when she lost the base of her pawn chain, while Ross Jackson sacrificed unsoundly against Duffield and then lost on time. Local juniors Ben Clayton and Leighton Nicholls both played good rook endings, respectively drawing with Dolejs and beating Ross Black.

Round 3.2, Lane, Gary - Lukey, Stephen
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c4 b4 12.Nc2 a5 13.g3 O-O 14.Bg2 g6 15.Nxf6+ Qxf6 16.O-O Bb7 17.Qd3 Rad8 18.a3 bxa3 19.Rxa3 Rb8 20.Rfa1 Rfd8 21.Qe3 Qe7 22.Rd3 Ba6 23.b3 Qc7 24.h4 a4 25.bxa4 Bxc4 26.Rc3 Ba6 27.Qg5 Bb7 28.Nb4 Qd7? 29.Nd5 Kg7 30.Qf6+ Kg8 31.h5 gxh5 32.Qh6 1-0

Round 3.4, Fraemohs, Peter - Johnson, Quentin
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.f3 Qa5+ 5.c3 Nf6 6.d5 e6 7.dxe6 fxe6 8.Nd2 d5 9.e4 Be7 10.Nb3 Qb6 11.Qc2 Nc6 12.exd5 exd5 13.a4 a6 14.Ne2 O-O 15.Be3 d4 16.a5 Qd8 17.cxd4 cxd4 18.Qc4+ Kh8 19.Bxd4 Bb4+ 20.Bc3 Ne5 21.Qd4 Nd3+ 22.Kd2 Be6 23.Qxd3 Bxc3+ 24.bxc3 Bxb3 25.Qxd8 Rfxd8+ 26.Nd4 Rac8 27.Rb1 Bd5 28.Bd3 Rc5 29.Ra1 Nh5 30.g3 Nf6 31.Rhe1 Re8 32.Rxe8+ Nxe8 33.Re1 Nd6 34.Re5 Rxa5 35.Ke3 b6 36.Nf5 Nxf5+ 37.Bxf5 g6 38.Bd3 Kg7 39.c4 Bxc4 40.Rxa5 Bxd3 41.Rd5 Bc4 42.Rd6 a5 43.Rxb6 a4 44.Rb7+ Kg8 45.Ra7 Bb3 46.Kd4 g5 47.Ke5 Bd1 48.Kf6 Bxf3 49.Rxa4 g4 50.Rd4 h5 51.Kg6 Kf8 52.Kxh5 1-0

Round 4
Wansink defended a KID Averbakh to hold the draw against Johansen, utilising analysis by his opponent published in NZ Chess! This allowed Lane to take the sole lead by outplaying Fraemohs and end his winning run. Chan, Lukey, Bob Smith and Koop all won to stay in touch with the leaders. Lower down, Johnson blundered a piece and was lucky to bamboozle Nicholls in the ending, Dolejs achieved an interesting fortress with R+N against Duffield's Q, and Hamish Gold attacked vigorously to inflict Jackson's third loss in a row.

Round 4.1, Johansen, Darryl - Wansink, Robert
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 h6 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.Qd2 c5 9.d5 Kh7 10.Nf3 b5 11.cxb5 a6 12.O-O axb5 13.Bxb5 Qa5 14.Bc6 Rb8 15.h3 Qb4 16.Qc2 Qxb2 17.Qxb2 Rxb2 18.Rab1 Rc2 19.Rfc1 Rxc1+ 20.Bxc1 Ba6 21.Bb5 Bxb5 22.Rxb5 Rb8 23.Rxb8 Nxb8 24.Kf1 Nfd7 25.Nb5 Nb6 26.Nd2 Kg8 27.Ke2 Kf8 28.Nc7 N8d7 29.Kd3 c4+ 30.Kc2 Nc5 31.f3 Nd3 32.Nxc4 Nxc1 33.Nxb6 Nxa2 34.Nd7+ Kg8 35.Nb5 Nb4+ 36.Kd2 h5 37.Nb8 Bf6 38.Nc6 Na6 39.f4 Nc5 40.Ke3 Nd7 41.g3 Kf8 42.Na3 Nb6 43.Kd3 Ke8 44.Nc4 Nd7 45.e5 dxe5 46.fxe5 Bg5 47.Kd4 Bc1 48.e6 fxe6 49.dxe6 Nf8 50.Kd5 Bg5 51.N6e5 Bf6 52.Nf7 g5 53.Nd2 Ng6 54.Ne4 h4 55.Nxf6+ exf6 56.gxh4 Nxh4 57.Nd6+ Kd8 58.Ne4 Ke7 59.Ng3 f5 60.Ke5 g4 61.Nxf5+ Nxf5 62.hxg4 1/2-1/2

Round 4.6, Koop, Thorben - Roberts, Michael
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Be7 4.Nf3 d6 5.c3 O-O 6.Nbd2 Nbd7 7.O-O c6 8.Bb3 Qc7 9.Re1 Nc5 10.Bc2 Rd8 11.Qe2 b5 12.Nf1 a5 13.Ng3 g6 14.Ng5 Ne6 15.Nxe6 Bxe6 16.f4 Bg4 17.Qf2 Kh8 18.Be3 Rg8 19.h3 Bc8 20.Rad1 Ne8 21.d4 Bh4 22.fxe5 dxe5 23.Qf3 Bf6 24.d5 Bg7 25.Rf1 Nd6 26.dxc6 Be6 27.Bg5 Ne8 28.Nf5 gxf5 29.exf5 f6 30.fxe6 fxg5 31.Qe4 Nf6 32.Rxf6 Bxf6 33.Rd7 Qb6+ 34.Kh1 Rg6 35.Rxh7+ 1-0

Round 4.9, Duffield, Terence - Dolejs, Dan
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nc3 Bf5 6.Be3 e6 7.Bd3 Bg6 8.Nf3 Bb4 9.O-O Nc6 10.Re1 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 O-O 12.Ng5 g6 13.Nge4 Ne5 14.Qe2 Nexc4 15.Bh6 Re8 16.Bg5 Be7 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.b3 Nd6 19.Qf3 Nxe4 20.Nxe4 Nd5 21.Rac1 c6 22.Rc5 Kg7 23.Qg3 Rac8 24.Nd6 b6 25.Nf5+ exf5 26.Rxe7 Rxe7 27.Rc1 f4 28.Qf3 Rce8 29.h3 Re1+ 30.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 31.Kh2 Ra1 32.Qe2 a5 33.Qe5+ f6 34.Qd6 Rc1 35.a3 g5 36.h4 gxh4 37.Qd7+ Kh8 38.Qc8+ Kg7 39.Qg4+ Kh8 40.Qxh4 Rc3 41.Qh5 Kg7 42.Qg4+ Kf7 43.Qh5+ Ke6 44.Qxh7 Rxb3 45.Qg8+ Kd6 46.Qf8+ Kd7 47.Qf7+ 1/2-1/2

Round 4.14, Gold, Hamish - Jackson, L.Ross
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 e6 4.e3 Nbd7 5.Nbd2 c5 6.c3 b6 7.Bd3 Bb7 8.O-O Be7 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.Bxe5 O-O 11.Qf3 g6 12.Rae1 Nd7 13.Bf4 Nf6 14.Bh6 Re8 15.h4 Ne4 16.Nxe4 dxe4 17.Bxe4 Bxe4 18.Qxe4 cxd4 19.exd4 Bxh4 20.Bd2 Bg5 21.f4 Bf6 22.Qf3 Qd7 23.g4 Qd5 24.Qh3 Qxa2 25.Re2 Bg7 26.Rh2 h6 27.f5 g5 28.f6 Bf8 29.Bxg5 Bd6 30.Qxh6 Bxh2+ 31.Kxh2 Qxb2+ 32.Bd2 Qxd2+ 33.Qxd2 Kh7 34.Rf3 Rh8 35.Qg5 Rag8 36.Rh3# 1-0

Round 5
​There was an outbreak of short draws on the top boards as players sought to conserve energy mid-tournament. Lane-Johansen was 13 moves , while Wansink-Lukey lasted 11. This allowed Chan to join the group in second place in a miniature over Koop, who got his queenside pieces in a tangle. Bob Smith also caught up after FRaemohs jettisoned a pawn in the opening. Dowden-Johnson was an up-and-down game that ended prematurely when Johnson overstepped the time limit in a tricky minor piece ending. Nigel Cooper's piece sac was unsound against Edward Rains, while Bruce Gloistein caught Michael Roberts in a nasty trap. Jackson had narrowly avoided the bye this round and began his comeback campaign with a win over local junior Carlssen van Rooyen.
Leading Scores: Lane 4½; Johansen, Wansink, Chan & R. Smith 4; Lukey & Dowden 3½.

Round 5.3, Koop, Thorben - Chan, Peng Kong
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.O-O Bf5 5.d3 e6 6.Nbd2 h6 7.Qe1 Bh7 8.e4 Be7 9.Qe2 O-O 10.b3 a5 11.a4 Na6 12.Ba3 Bxa3 13.Rxa3 Nb4 14.Ne1 dxe4 15.dxe4 Qd4 16.e5 Nfd5 17.Bxd5 cxd5 18.Nb1 Qb2 19.Ng2 Rfc8 0-1

Round 5.10, Roberts, Michael - Gloistein, Bruce
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Nf3 O-O 7.Rc1 c6 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Bd3 Nxc3 11.Rxc3 e5 12.Qc2 g6 13.O-O Re8 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Qxe5 16.Rc5 Qe7 17.b4 Bd7 18.Rc4 Rac8 19.h4 Qe5 20.Rc5 Qg7 21.h5 Re5 22.hxg6 hxg6 23.Rd1 Be6 24.a3 Re8 25.e4 Kh7 26.f4 Rxc5 27.Qxc5 Kg8 28.f5 b6 29.Qf2 gxf5 30.exf5 Bd5 31.Bf1 f6 32.Rd3 Re4 33.Be2 Kf8! 34.Rg3? Rxe2 35.Qf4 0-1

Round 6
Lane-Chan and Smith-Wansink were level games that ended in draws on the top two boards. Johansen caught Lane in the lead with a win over Lukey when the latter had to imprison his bishop on h8 for a critical part of the game after overlooking a tactic. Dowden picked off a pawn and won the ending against Edward Rains to stay with the leaders. Meanwhile, Johnson was the beneficiary of Gold's resignation in a drawn position, Gloistein-Dolejs produced the sort of chaos expected of these two, ending in a win to Dolejs, and Duffield's Grob garnered a draw from Andrew Brockway. Jackson continued his revival, taking a point from Viv Smith in a game that cannot be deciphered past move ten.
Leading Scores: Lane & Johansen 5; Wansink, Chan, R. Smith & Dowden 4½.

Round 6.3, Johansen, Darryl - Lukey, Stephen
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 Na6 7.Qd2 e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.f3 a5 10.g4 c6 11.h4 cxd5 12.cxd5 Bd7 13.Nh3 b5 14.Nf2 Qb6 15.h5 Rac8 16.Ncd1 b4 17.Ne3 Bb5 18.h6 Bh8 19.O-O Rc7 20.Rfc1 Rfc8 21.b3 Bxe2 22.Qxe2 Ne8 23.Nc4 Qa6 24.Nd3 Nxd3 25.Qxd3 Bf6 26.Be3 Rb7 27.g5 Bh8 (to stop 28.Nxe5!) 28.Nb2 Qa8 29.Rxc8 Qxc8 30.Rc1 Qd8 31.Qa6 Rb8 32.Nc4 f6 33.Nxa5 Ra8 34.Nc6 Rxa6 35.Nxd8 Rxa2 36.Rc8 Ra1+ 37.Kg2 Ra2+ 38.Kf1 fxg5 39.Rb8 Bf6 40.Ne6 Kf7 41.Rb7+ Kg8 42.Bxg5 Rh2 43.Bxf6 Nxf6 44.Rg7+ Kh8 45.Rf7 Ng8 46.Rd7 Rxh6 47.Kg2 g5 48.Rxd6 Rg6 49.Rd8 h5 50.Re8 g4 51.d6 gxf3+ 52.Kf2 Rg2+ 53.Kxf3 Rd2 54.Rd8 Kh7 55.Ke3 Ra2 56.d7 Ra7 57.Rc8 1-0

Round 6.7, Johnson, Quentin - Gold, Hamish
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 Nfd7 7.O-O e5 8.d5 a5 9.e4 Nc5 10.b3 h6 11.Nh4 Kh7 12.Qc2 Nbd7 13.Bb2 Nf6 14.a3 a4 15.b4 Nb3 16.Rad1 Nd4 17.Rxd4!? exd4 18.Nb5 Bd7 19.Nxd4 Qc8 20.f4 Bh3 21.f5 (21.e5!) Bxg2 22.fxg6+ fxg6 23.Nxg2 Ng4 24.Rxf8 Bxd4+ 25.Bxd4 Qxf8 26.Nf4 Ne5 27.Bxe5 dxe5 28.Ne6 Qf3 29.Qf2 Qxf2+ 30.Kxf2 Rc8 31.c5 Kg8 32.d6 cxd6 33.cxd6 Rc2+ 34.Ke1 Black resigns?? (34....Rc1+ =, as 35. Kd2? Rc6! -+) 1-0

Round 7
On top board Johansen as Black accepted an early draw offer from Chan. This allowed Lane to once more take the sole lead by beating Wansink after the latter finally faltered under pressure. Neither Dowden nor Bob Smith caught up with Johansen, as the latter accepted the former's draw offer. Fraemohs-Koop also ended in a draw, while Lukey beat Johnson to join Wansink and Fraemohs as the leading South Islanders. Duffield was the recipient of a blunder by Roberts to continue his good tournament, but veteran campaigner Arie Nijman was caught by an intriguing combination from Ross Black after neglecting his development a move too far. Jackson climbed back up to 50% when his 4-pawns attack subdued Tim Rains, but Gold was not so successful with his piece sacrifice against Gloistein and caught the bye for the following round.
Leading Scores: Lane 6; Johansen 5½; Chan, R. Smith & Dowden 5; Wansink, Koop, Fraemohs & Lukey 4½.

Round 7.2, Lane, Gary - Wansink, Robert
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 e6 7.Nc3 Ne7 8.Bg5 Qb6 9.Qd2 Qb4 10.Bb3 a5 11.Nge2 a4 12.Bd1 a3 13.b3 Nd5 14.Rc1 Nxc3 15.Nxc3 Nd7 16.O-O Nb6 17.Qf4 Qa5 18.Bc2 Bxc2 19.Rxc2 Nd5 20.Qg3 Nxc3 21.Rxc3 Qd5 22.Qf4 Bb4 23.Rf3 Rf8 24.Rc1 b5 25.Qe3 Ra7 26.Qd3 Rh8 27.Rg3 Kf8 28.Rf3 Ke8 29.Rg3 Kf8 30.Qc2 Ra6 31.Bd2 Be7 32.Rc3 Qxd4 33.Be3 Qxe5 34. Rxc6 Rxc6 35.Qxc6 g6 36.Qd7 Bf6? (36.... Qd6) 37.Rc7 Qa1+ 38.Bc1 Rh7 39.Rc8+ Kg7 40.Qe8 Bc3 41.Qf8+ Kf6 42.Qd8+ Kg7 43.Qg8+ Kf6 44.Rxc3 Qxc3 45.Bg5+ Kf5 46.Qxh7 f6 47.Be3 Qa1+ 48.Kh2 Qxa2 49.Qc7 g5 50.hxg5 fxg5 51.Bd4 Qxb3 52.f3 1-0

Round 7.10, Black, Ross - Nijman, Arie
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Bg4 5.d3 Nd4 6.Be3 Nxf3+ 7.gxf3 Bh5 8.Qe2 c6 9.Qf1 Bxf3 10.Rg1 Bh5 11.Qh3 Bg6 12.O-O-O b5 13.Bb3 a5 14.Rxg6! fxg6 15.Bxg8 Qd7 16.Be6 Qb7 17.Rg1 a4 18.Rxg6 b4 19.Nb1 b3 20.cxb3 d5 21.Rg2 axb3 22.a3 d4 23.Bd2 Ra7 24.Qh5+ g6 25.Qxe5 Bg7 26.Bd7+ 1-0

Round 8
Lane ventured a pawn sacrifice as black in an Exchange Slav to beat Bob Smith and retain his lead (see ODT column 30 October for analysis of this game). Johansen was made to work hard by Koop in a queen and opposite colured bishop ending, but eventually ground out the full point. The gap to third widened to a point when Dowden and Chan drew their game, allowing Wansink and Lukey to join them with relatively easy wins. Wansink's piece sacrifice on move 4 seemed to surprize Fraemohs so much he immediately blundered and resigned the next move - full game below. Lukey received the down-float to Duffield, and soon White's overcautious play lead to his four minor pieces' mobility being restricted to one square between them! Milligan won well from Edward Rains to join Smith on +2 and lead the U2100 grade. Black beat Dolejs in another tactical flurry, while Gloistein and Brockway drew to join Duffield in leading the U1800 grade, as did Nicholls with a good win over Nijman.
Leading Scores: Lane 7; Johansen 6½; Chan, Dowden, Wansink & Lukey 5½, R. Smith & Milligan 5.

Round 8.1, Smith, Robert - Lane, Gary
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bf4 e5 6.Bxe5 Nxe5 7.dxe5 d4 8.Qa4+ b5 9.Nxb5 Bd7 10.Qa6 Qb8 11.a4 Bb4+ 12.Kd1 Nh6 13.h3 O-O 14.Nf3 Rc8 15.Rc1 Bc5 16.g4 Be6 17.Bg2 Bd5 18.Rg1 Rc6 19.Qa5 Qb7 20.Ne1 Bxg2 21.Rxg2 a6 22.Nd6 Qb3+ 23.Nc2 d3 24.exd3 Qxd3+ 25.Ke1 Bxd6 26.Rg3 Qe4+ 27.Re3 Bb4+ 28.Qxb4 Qxb4+ 29.Nxb4 Rxc1+ 0-1

Round 8.2, Koop, Thorben - Johansen, Darryl
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 a6 5.a4 d5 6.d3 f5 7.exd5 exd5 8.g3 Nf6 9.Bg2 Bd6 10.O-O O-O 11.Re1 Re8 12.Rxe8+ Qxe8 13.Bd2 h6 14.Nb1 Be6 15.Na3 Bf7 16.h3 Qd7 17.c3 Bc7 18.b4 Bd6 19.Nc2 Re8 20.Qf1 Qc7 21.Qf2 b6 22.a5 Nd7 23.axb6 Qxb6 24.Bf1 Qb7 25.d4 c4 26.Ne3 Be6 27.Ne5 Nf6 28.Bg2 Bxe5 29.dxe5 Ne4 30.Bxe4 dxe4 31.g4 Ne7 32.Ra5 Rd8 33.Rc5 Qd7 34.Be1 fxg4 35.hxg4 Bxg4 36.Rxc4 Bf3 37.Rd4 Qe8 38.Rxd8 Qxd8 39.Qd2 Qc8 40.Bh4 Nf5 41.Nxf5 Qxf5 42.Qh2 e3 43.Qg3 Qb1+ 44.Qe1 Qc2 45.Qf1 Bd5 46.Be1 Qe4 47.Kh2 h5 48.c4 Bxc4 49.Qg2 Qxf4+ 50.Bg3 Qd4 51.Qc6 Kh7 52.Qf3 Qd2+ 53.Kg1 Qc1+ 54.Kh2 Qc2+ 55.Kg1 Qg6 56.Kh2 e2 57.Qe3 Qf5 58.Qf2 Qg4 59.Qe3 Bd5 60.Qd3+ Be4 61.Qd8 0-1

Round 8.4, Wansink, Robert - Fraemohs, Peter
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.d3 Na5 4.Bxf7+!? Ke7?? (4... Kxf7 5.Qh5+ Ke6 unclear) 5.Bxg8 1-0

Round 9
24. daryll johansson, helen milligan, gary lane, tony dowden.JPG
Last round top boards
The sun finally shone on the final morning, refuting claims about Dunedin weather from some visitors, and necessitating an improvised extra curtain to block the sunlight from shining in players' eyes. Lane beat Dowden to secure outright first, when the latter allowed his defensive dark-square bishop to be exchanged in a typical IQP position. Milligan's choice of the KID slowed the game against Johansen, but eventually White was better on the queenside, the kingside and the centre. Chan-Wansink was a short draw, both players satisfied with their previous efforts, while Lukey-R. Smith was drawn shortly afterward. This left Chan, Wansink and Lukey sharing third place with Wansink and Lukey sharing the South Island Championship title for 2012. Koop beat Johnson to join Smith and Dowden on 5½, as did Fraemohs, whose connected passed pawns rode over Ross Black's king. This gave Koop the Junior prize and left Fraemohs first in the U2100 grade, followed by Milligan and Jackson, who finally climbed to the upper half of the table with a fine win over Roberts. All the U1800 leaders drew to win, leaving a 5-way tie for first on 4½ between Duffield, Brockway, Nicholls, Gloistein, and Viv Smith who ground out a win over Tim Rains in the last game to finish to join the prizewinners.
24. arie nyman, leihgton nmichals, bruce gloistein.JPG
Arie Nijman and Bruce Gloistein introducing Leighton Nicholls to the dark art of winning the post mortem
The DD Smash Upset prize went to Fraemohs for his round 2 win over IM Chan. The tournament was well run by FA Craig Hall, with no disputes to settle and regular postings of the draw in a timely manner.

Round 9.1, Lane, Gary - Dowden, R. Anthony
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 a6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.O-O cxd4 8.cxd4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Be7 10.a3 O-O 11.Be3 Bd7 12.Rc1 g6 13.Nc5 b5 14.Bh6 Re8 15.h3 Bc8 16.Bb1 Qd6 17.Qd2 Nd5 18.Rfe1 Bf6? 19.Ne4 Qd7 20.Nxf6+ Nxf6 21.Qg5 Nd5 22.Be4 Nce7 23.Ne5 Qd8 24.Ng4 Ra7 25.Bxd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5! 1-0

Round 9.2, Johansen, Darryl - Milligan, Helen
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 d6 5.e4 O-O 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.Qc2 a5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 Ne8 12.Nd2 f5 13.exf5 gxf5 14.f4 e4 15.Nb3 Nxb3 16.axb3 Bd7 17.Qd2 b6 18.Nd1 Nf6 19.Bd4 Qe8 20.Ne3 Qg6 21.Rfd1 Kh7 22.Bc3 Rg8 23.Kh1 h5 24.Qe1 Qh6 25.Qh4 Raf8 26.Rf1 Kg6 27.b4 axb4 28.Bxb4 Ne8 29.Bc3 Bxc3 30.bxc3 Rh8 31.Nc2 Kf7 32.Ra7 Kg6 33.Nd4 Rf6 34.Rfa1 Kf7 35.Rb7 Bc8 36.Rb8 Bd7 37.Raa8 Ke7 38.Rd8 1-0

Round 9.6, Fraemohs, Peter - Black, Ross
1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.h4 Nbd7 7.Bd3 h6 8.Ne5 Nh7 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.g4 Nxe5 11.dxe5 g6 12.f4 f5 13.Qf3 c6 14.O-O-O Rf7 15.Rdg1 Rg7 16.Ne2 Bd7 17.gxf5 exf5 18.Nd4 Nf8 19.h5 g5 20.Bxf5 gxf4 21.exf4 Kh8 22.Bxd7 Qxd7 23.f5 Nh7 24.Rg6 Rag8 25.Qf4 Ng5 26.Rxh6+ Rh7 27.Rg6 Ne4 28.Rhg1 Rxg6 29.hxg6 Rh3 30.f6 Qe8 31.g7+ Kg8 32.f7+ 1-0

Round 9.7, Jackson, L.Ross - Roberts, Michael H
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Ne2 c5 9.Be3 Nc6 10.O-O cxd4 11.cxd4 Bg4 12.f3 Na5 13.Bd3 Be6 14.d5 Bxa1 15.Qxa1 Re8 16.h4 Bd7 17.h5 e5 18.dxe6 Bxe6 19.Rd1 Nc6 20.hxg6 fxg6 21.Nf4 Qe7 22.Nxe6 Qxe6 23.Bc2 Qe5 24.Bb3+ Kg7 25.Rd7+ Kh8 26.Qxe5+ Rxe5 27.Rxb7 Rc8 28.Bd5 Ree8 29.Bg5 Rf8 30.Bh6 Rg8 31.Bc1 Rge8 32.Bb2+ 1-0
27. thorben koop accepting first in junior class.JPG
Thorben Koop accepting the Junior prize
35. quentin presenting robert wansink with south island trophy.JPG
Robert Wansink holding the South Island Trophy
36. daryll johanson accepting second place prize.JPG
GM Darryl Johansen accepting Second prize
37. gary lane accepting first prize..JPG
IM Gary Lane accepting First prize

No Name                 Rtg  Loc  Club Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
1  Lane, Gary           2391           8     16:W 10:W  5:W  7:W  2:D  4:D  3:W  6:W  8:W
2  Johansen, Darryl     2446           7.5   23:W  8:W  6:W  3:D  1:D  5:W  4:D  9:W 10:W
3  WANSINK, ROBERT           2244 OT   6     26:W 13:W  9:W  2:D  5:D  6:D  1:L  7:W  4:D
4  Chan, Peng Kong      2245           6     25:W  7:L 27:W 15:W  9:W  1:D  2:D  8:D  3:D
5  LUKEY, STEPHEN G     2236 2324 CA   6     18:W 20:W  1:L 24:W  3:D  2:L 12:W 14:W  6:D
6  SMITH, ROBERT W      2214 2333 MM   5.5   17:W 15:W  2:L 13:W  7:W  3:D  8:D  1:L  5:D
7  FRAEMOHS, PETER      1967 2023 CA   5.5   14:W  4:W 12:W  1:L  6:L 17:W  9:D  3:L 16:W
8  DOWDEN, R ANTHONY    2107 2188 OT   5.5   21:W  2:L 17:D 29:W 12:W 13:W  6:D  4:D  1:L
9  Koop, Thorben        2165      OT   5.5   24:W 31:W  3:L 23:W  4:L 25:W  7:D  2:L 12:W
10 MILLIGAN, HELEN      1969 2099 NS   5     19:W  1:L 23:L 25:D 18:D 24:W 20:W 13:W  2:L
11 JACKSON, L ROSS      1974 2026 WE   5     22:D 12:L 14:L 26:L 31:W 21:W 27:W 15:D 23:W
12 JOHNSON, QUENTIN     2102 2182 OT   4.5   27:D 11:W  7:L 19:W  8:L 26:W  5:L 17:W  9:L
13 RAINS, EDWARD        1881 1895 CA   4.5   28:W  3:L 18:W  6:L 24:W  8:L 19:W 10:L 14:D
14 DUFFIELD, TERENCE    1668 1750 OT   4.5    7:L 25:D 11:W 20:D 15:D 18:D 23:W  5:L 13:D
15 AIMERS, GEOFFREY     1876 1905 OT   4.5   29:W  6:L 31:W  4:L 14:D 19:D 17:D 11:D 18:D
16 BLACK, ROSS               1821 CA   4.5    1:L 24:L 19:L  0:W 21:D 28:W 25:W 20:W  7:L
17 LYALL, SIMON         1777 1880 AC   4.5    6:L 28:W  8:D 27:W 20:D  7:L 15:D 12:L 30:W
18 BROCKWAY, ANDREW          1798 WE   4.5    5:L 30:W 13:L 21:D 10:D 14:D 29:W 22:D 15:D
19 NICHOLLS, LEIGHTON        1686 OT   4.5   10:L 26:D 16:W 12:L 29:W 15:D 13:L 25:W 22:D
20 DOLEJS, DAN          1878 1822 GA   4.5   30:W  5:L 29:D 14:D 17:D 22:W 10:L 16:L 26:W
21 SMITH, VIVIAN J      1737 1797 MM   4.5    8:L 23:L 28:D 18:D 16:D 11:L  0:W 31:W 27:W
22 GLOISTEIN, BRUCE          1690 CA   4.5   11:D 27:L 25:L 28:W 23:W 20:L 26:W 18:D 19:D
23 ROBERTS, MICHAEL H   1836 1843 WE   4      2:L 21:W 10:W  9:L 22:L 30:W 14:L 24:W 11:L
24 COOPER, NIGEL        1761 1655 CA   4      9:L 16:W 26:W  5:L 13:L 10:L 30:W 23:L  0:W
25 NIJMAN, ARIE J       1820 1884 CA   4      4:L 14:D 22:W 10:D 30:W  9:L 16:L 19:L 31:W
26 GOLD, HAMISH R       1816 1887 OT   3.5    3:L 19:D 24:L 11:W 27:W 12:L 22:L  0:W 20:L
27 RAINS, TIMOTHY       1731 1770 CA   3.5   12:D 22:W  4:L 17:L 26:L  0:W 11:L 28:W 21:L
28 CLARKSON, ROBERT D        1573 OT   3.5   13:L 17:L 21:D 22:L  0:W 16:L 31:W 27:L 29:W
29 CLAYTON, BEN              1329 OT   3     15:L  0:W 20:D  8:L 19:L 31:D 18:L 30:W 28:L
30 STEVENSON, MICHAEL        1503 CA   2     20:L 18:L  0:W 31:W 25:L 23:L 24:L 29:L 17:L
31 VAN ROOYEN, CARLSSEN      1180 OT   1.5    0:W  9:L 15:L 30:L 11:L 29:D 28:L 21:L 25:L